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Olfactory and visual stimuli used in orientation to conifer seedlings by the pine weevil, Hylobius abietis

Björklund, Niklas and Nordlander, Göran and Bylund, Helena (2005). Olfactory and visual stimuli used in orientation to conifer seedlings by the pine weevil, Hylobius abietis.
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3032.2005.00451.x

Abstract

The influence of noncontact plant cues is investigated on the likelihood that individual conifer seedlings will be found by walking adults of the pine weevil, Hylobius abietis, in the field. Traps with solely odour or solely visual stimuli catch significantly more weevils than stimulus-free traps, and traps with the combination of odour and visual stimuli catch more weevils than traps with odour or visual stimuli alone. There is essentially an additive effect between odour and visual stimuli. The reactions to odour and visual stimuli are similar for three phases of the pine weevil's life cycle associated with three ages of clear-cuttings (i.e. sites where all trees have been harvested). Visual stimuli appear to be at least as important as odour for the pine weevil in finding an undamaged conifer seedling.

Authors/Creators:Björklund, Niklas and Nordlander, Göran and Bylund, Helena
Title:Olfactory and visual stimuli used in orientation to conifer seedlings by the pine weevil, Hylobius abietis
Series/Journal:Physiological entomology (1365-3032)
Year of publishing :2005
Volume:30
Number:3
Page range:225-231
Publisher:The Royal Entomological Society, Blackwell Publishing
ISSN:1365-3032
Language:English
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Publication Type:Preprint
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:Obsolete subject words > NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Keywords:Curculionidae, host finding, host odour, Hylobius abietis, large pine weevil, olfactory stimuli, orientation, pitfall trap, stimulus interaction, visual
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-425
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-8-425
ID Code:3205
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: Niklas Björklund
Deposited On:09 Feb 2010 00:00
Metadata Last Modified:02 Dec 2014 10:19

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